Igor Bošnjak biography Igor Bošnjak (b. 1981 in Sarajevo) lives and work in Trebinje (Bosnia & Herzegovina). He is mainly working within the fields of film, video, installation & photography. Curently works as a professor at Academy of Visual Arts in Trebinje on courses Intermedia arts and Video art. Also works as a video curator & theoretician. In 2005 he finished Academy of Visual Arts (BA) in Trebinje, Department of Painting. From 2006 he is a founder and the curator of the international namaTREba biennial. From 2007 to 2008 he finished (MA) Interdisciplinary studies, Theory of Art & Media Department at the University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia.
For detail biography, scroll down: Igor Bošnjak Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, 1981 education and residencies (selection) 2017 AiR ZINC Arts et Cultures Numeriques, Marseille, France 2016 Q21 AiR Vienna Museum Quartier, Vienna, Austria 2009 XV Sarajevo Film Festival SFF 3 Talent Campus, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina 2007-2008 University of Arts Belgrade MA, Theory of Art & Media, Interdisciplinary studies, Belgrade, Serbia 2006 Real Presence, International project for young and emerging artists, Belgrade, Serbia 2000-2005 University of East Sarajevo BA, Painting Department, Academy of Fine Arts, Trebinje, Bosnia & Herzegovina solo exhibitions (selection) 2018 The Moment & Beyond / Under the 10th PDP Creative Media Conference - Incident / Novi Sad / Serbia / October 2018   |  Curated by Dajana Vujaklija EUtopia / Likovna Galerija / Cultural Centre Belgrade / Belgrade / Serbia  |  Curated by Gordana Dobrić 2017 Spaces of utopia / Museum of Contemporary Art Trebinje / Cultural Centre Trebinje / Bosnia & Herzegovina  |  Curated by Igor Bošnjak EUtopia Project / MOCAV Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina / Novi Sad / Serbia  |  Curated by Sanja Kojić Mladenov EUtopia / HDLU Dubrovnik Gallery Flora / Dubrovnik / Croatia  |  Curated by Ivana Pegan Baće 2015 Accumulated history / Eastwards Prospectus Gallery / Bucharest / Romania   |   Text & interview by Cristina Munteanu Self-management / Cultural Centre Belgrade / Podroom Gallery / Belgrade / Serbia    |   Curated by Zorana Djaković Minniti 2014 It is not the litteral past that rules us, it is image of the past / Duplex 100m2 / Sarajevo / Bosnia & Herzegovina   |   Curated by Pierre Courtin 2013 Fear of flying / Zvono Gallery / Sarajevo / Bosnia & Herzegovina   |   Curated by Saša Bukvić I walk, therefore I stand! / City Museum / Herceg Novi / Montenegro   |   Curated by Vladana Spaić 2012 Micro static cinema / Contemporary Art Gallery DADO / Cetinje / Montenegro   |   Curated by Mirjana Dabović Pejović 2011 Messiah / Gallery dr. Vinko Perčić / Subotica / Serbia   |   Curated by Spartak Dulić Image/Time / Museum of Contemporary Art RS / Banja Luka / Bosnia & Herzegovina   |   Curated by Nemanja Mićević Aesthetics of politics / Art Centre UBSM / University Library / Belgrade / Serbia   |   Curated by Selman Trtovac 2010 Balkanication / Duplex Gallery / Sarajevo / Bosnia & Herzegovina   |   Curated by Pierre Courtin 2009 Pain Things / Gallery Josip B. Benković / Herceg Novi / Montenegro   |   Curated by Jasmina Žitnik 2008 Paintings of inner necessity / Gallery Academy of Fine Arts / Trebinje / Bosnia & Herzegovina   |   Curated by Aneta Stojnić 2007 Untitled / Gallery Most / Podgorica / Montenegro   |   Curated by Dobroslav Mrdak 2006 Associative landscapes / Museum of Herzegovina / Trebinje / Bosnia & Herzegovina   |   Curated by Marko Musović Le momente decisif / British Council / Sarajevo / Bosnia & Herzegovina   |   Curated by Imrana Kapetanović 2005 Metaphysics of shadow / Gallery Koncept / Mostar / B&H   |   Curated by MIF 2004 Drawing as a soliloque / Gallery Friends of Art Atanasije Popović / Trebinje / B&H   |   Curated by Tanja Bešić group exhibitions (selection) 2018 Zvono Award 2018 Finalist Exhibition / SKLOP Gallery / New association for contemporary art / Sarajevo / BiH / October 2018 Contemporary Art Scene Trebinje / Gallery Aluminijum Mostar / BiH / July 2018   |   Curated by KC Trebinje The Sarajevo Storage - Collection Pierre Courtin / National Art Gallery Bosnia & Herzegovina  / Sarajevo / BiH / June 2018   |   Curated by Pierre Courtin Desire for Freedom / Montenegrin Gallery of Arts: Miodrag Dado Djurić / Cetinje / Montenegro / April 2016   |    Curated by Ivana Udovičić & Maja Abdomerović 2017 Artists' Film International 2016 & 2017 / Tromsø Kunstforening / Tromso / NO / November 2017 Imago mundi - Face to face / Luciano Benneton Collection / BKC / Sarajevo / B&H / May 2017   |  Curated by Claudio Scorretti & Irina Ungureanu Video-Salon, Curatorial Rebound Project / 2006 – 2016 / Duplex 100m2 / Sarajevo / Bosnia & Herzegovina / Decembar 2016  - January 2017  |  Curated by Pierre Courtin 2016 Artists Film International / Istanbul Modern / The Istanbul Museum of Modern Art / Istanbul / TR / July - October 2016    Curator: Çelenk Bafra / Assistant Curator: Yasemin Ülgen Saray Artists Film International / GAMeC Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo / Bergamo / IT / November 2016 Artists Film International / MAAT Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology / Lisbon / PT / June 2016   |   Curated by Ines Grosso Artists Film International /  Whitechapel Gallery / London / UK / June 2016    |   Curated by AFI Partners Contemporary Art Scene Trebinje / Art Gallery Bosnia & Herzegovina / Sarajevo / March 2016   |   Curated by UGBiH Contemporary Thesaurus / Museum of Contemporary Art RS / Banja Luka / Bosnia & Herzegovina / February 2016    |    Curated by Predrag Terzić, Žana Vukićević, Sarita Vujković Strangness / Amazingness / 49th Winter Salon Herceg Novi / Gallery Josip B. Benkovic / Herceg Novi / Montenegro / February 2016    |    Curated by Ljiljana Karadžić Contemporary Art Scene Trebinje / Cultural Centre Belgrade / Belgrade / Serbia / February 2016   |   Curated by Zorana Djaković Minniti 2015 Mindsets / Gallery Studio of Young Artists Association / Budapest / Hungary / October 2015   |   Curated by Flóra Gadó Unmasking / Centar for Cultural Decontamination / Belgrade / Serbia / October 2015   |   Curated by Aleksandra Sekulić Desire for Freedom / The Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik / Dubrovnik / Croatia / October 2015   |   Curated by Ivana Udovičić & Maja Abdomerović Memory of Violence - Dreams of the Future / MMC Kibla / Maribor / Slovenia / April 2015   |   Curated by Sanja Kojić Mladenov The Future of Memory / Kunsthalle Wien / Wien / Austria / February / 2015   |   Curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen & Marie Egger 2014 Share - Too Much History, More Future / Charinthian Museum of Modern Art / Klagenfurt / Austria / December 2014   |   Curated by Annemarie Tuerk Voyage To Europe - The Missing Amount / Ex Checz Cultural Centre / Berlin / Germany / November 2014   |   Curated by Mia David & Zorana Djaković Minniti Memory of Violence - Dreams of the Future / MOCAV Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina / Novi Sad / Serbia / November 2014   |   Curated by Sanja Kojić Mladenov Disappearing Things / 55th October Salon Belgrade / Belgrade City Museum / Belgrade / Serbia / September 2014   |   Curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen & Vanessa Joan Müller Decoding: B&H Contemporary Art / Montenegrin Art Gallery Miodrag Dado Đurić / Cetinje / Montenegro / August 2014   |   Curated by Ana Ivanović, Branka Vujanović, Predrag Terzić, Igor Bošnjak Memory Lane / Agnes B. Foundation / Galerie du Jour / Paris / France / June 2014   |   Curated by Pierre Courtin Zoom Sarajevo / Kulturzentrum Gasteig / Munich / Germany / March 2014   |   Curated by Andrea Naica - Loebell Ex-eptions /  Museum of Contemporary Art RS / Banja Luka / March 2014   |   Curated by Sarita Vujković Share - Too Much History, More Future / National Gallery of B&H / Sarajevo / B&H / March 2014   |   Curated by Annemarie Tuerk New Cinema & Contemporary Art / Rencontres Internationales / Gaîté Lyrique & Palais de Tokyo / Paris / France / February 2014 2013 Duplex 100m2 Collection / Art Centre Bang / Quebec / Canada / November 2013   |   Curated by Pierre Courtin East + Europe - Eestern European Contemporary Art / Hong Kong Art Festival / Hong Kong Art Hall / Hong Kong / October 2013   |   Curated by Leung Mee Ping Exposures - Spa Port Biennial / National Art Gallery B&H / Sarajevo / BA / May 2013 / Selected by Dunja Blažević   |   Curated by Antonia Majača & Ivana Bago 2nd Project Biennial D-0 Ark Underground / Konjic / B&H / April 2013   |   Curated by Basak Senova and Branko Franceschi I Can Be Outrageously Patient / House of Legacy, Belgrade / Museum of Contemporary Art RS, Banja Luka / National Gallery B&H, Sarajevo   |   Curated by Predrag Terzić New Future / Musseo di Palazzo Poggi / Art Fair Bologna 2013 / Bologna / Italy / January 2013   |   Curated by Manuela Valentini 2012   Disorder Project / Fabbrica del Vapore / Milan / Italy   |   Curated by Marco Trulli & Claudio Zecchi Gesamt / Disaster 501 / Kunsthal Charlottenborg / Copenhagen / Denmark   |   Curated & edited by Jenle Hallund Revolution Now & Forever / Gallery SC & Gallery VN / Zagreb / Croatia   |   Curated by Natasha i Boris Kadin World Event Young Artist Biennial / Nothingam New Exchange Gallery / Nothingam / United Kingdom   |   Curated by BJCEM Inconclusive Analysis / MMOMA Moscow Museum of Modern Art / Moscow / Russia / July 2012   |   Curated by Kathrin Becker & Elena Selina Re: Referendum / New Media Gallery & Old City Hall / Split / Croatia   |   Curated by Natasha & Boris Kadin 2011 Absence / Rome Art Night / ex Galleria Romberg / Rome / Italy   |   Curated by Elena Abbiatici & Valentina G. Levy The End & Beyond / Contemporary Week / Center of Contemporary Art / Plovdiv / Bulgaria   |   Curated by Vera Mlechevska Artists from the 10m2 Collection / Duplex/10m2 Gallery / Sarajevo / B&H   |   Curated by Pierre Courtin Oslo Video Art Symposium / Atopia Film & VideoKunst Gallery / Oslo / Norway   |   Curated by Ferhad Calantry 45th Bora's Week / Exhibition of Contemporary Art / National Museum / Vranje / Serbia   |    Curated by Jelena Veljković 2010 Zvono Exhibition / Young Visual Artist Award / Museum of Contemporary Art RS / Banja Luka / B&H Exposures / Spa Port Biennial / Čajavec Building / Banja Luka / B&H   |   Curated by Antonia Majača & Ivana Bago Heroes Corner - The Best Of The East / Budapest Art Fair Mucsarnok / Budapest / Hungary   |   Curated by Pierre Courtin B&H Video Scene / Presentation / Kunst Museum / Bonn / Germany   |   Curated by Asja Hafner BH Video Art / Photon Gallery / Ljubljana / Slovenia   |   Curated by Igor Bošnjak Keine Angst! - No Fear! / Tapetenwerk Halle C / Leipzig / Germany Invent Tura / Interdisciplinary Art Project / Terzić Gallery / Banja Luka / B&H   |    Curated by Karin Rolle Festearte Videoart / Spazio Monitor Museum of Contemporary Art / Rome / Italy Video Loop / CAM Casoria Contemporary Art Museum / Naples / Italy 2009 Art Verona / A+A Galerie presents Contemporary art scene from B&H / Verona / Italy   |   Curated by Claudia Zini Sub Documents / Charlama Depo Gallery / Sarajevo / B&H   |   Curated by Jusuf Hadžifejzović Ars Kozara / Art in Nature Laboratory / Prijedor / B&H   |   Curated by Marta Angelini The Imaginary Pavillion of B&H / Galleria d’ Arte Moderna Palazzo Forti / Verona / Italy   |   Curated by Aurora Fonda B&H Contemporary Art In The Fight Against Dead Hares / Banski Dvor / Banja Luka / B&H   |   Curated by Igor Bošnjak 2008 First Spa Port Biennial / Tereza Building / Banja Luka / B&H   |   Curated by Ana Nikitović Video Exhibition / Konsthall Gallery / Orebro / Sweden   |   Curated by Igor Bošnjak 2007 2th International Biennial of Photography / Gallery of Art Pavillon ULUCG / Podgorica / Montenegro   |   Curated by Aleksandar Čilikov Real Presence / Gallery Remont / Belgrade / Serbia   |   Curated by Dobrila Denegri & Biljana Tomić Dislocation Of The Gaze / Museum of Contemporary Art RS / Banja Luka / B&H   |   Curated by  Protok Človek Spomenik / 4th Video Salon / City Gallery / Velenje / Slovenia 2006 Inport / Polymer Culture Factory / Warm Studio / Talin / Estonia Floating Sites / Gallery Magacin / Belgrade / Serbia   |   Curated by Dobrila Denegri & Biljana Tomić The Mediatized Body / Hotel Dada / Buenos Aires / Argentina   |   Curated by Silvio De Gracia Anymous / City Gallery of Pilsen / Pilsen / Chech Republic   |   Curated by Michal Crysl 2005 KEF - Short Electronic Forms / Cultural Center REX / Belgrade / Serbia  In Place of Fear / Student Cultural Center / VIP Art Gallery / Belgrade / Serbia screenings (selection) 2018 RISK Change /Artist in Residence Programme / MOCAV Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina / Novi Sad / Serbia  2017 This Is Presence - Artists Film International screening / Ballroom Marfa / Marfa / Texas / US 2016 Artists Film International / Video-Forum of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) / Berlin / DE Potentials Within / Debatable Screenings & Art Center College of Design / Los Angeles Times Auditorium / Los Angeles / US   |   Curated by Maja Ćirić Artists Film International 2016: Technology / PROA Foundation / Buenos Aires / AR   |   Curated by AFI Partners 2015 Share - Too Much History, More Future / Contemporary Art Gallery Dado / Cetinje / Montenegro   |   Curated by Annemarie Tuerk Videospritz Focus Serbia / Trieste Contemporanea / Trieste / Italy   |   Curated by Zorana Djaković Minniti & Mia David  2014 Share Too Much History Screening on Donumenta / Cinema Andreasstadel / Regensburg / Germany    |   Curated by Annemarie Tuerk En Garde, Avant-Garde: 20/21 / A Man Sings After the War / Center for Cultural Decontamination / Belgrade   |   Curated by Aleksandra Sekulić New Cinema & Contemporary Art / Rencontres Internationales / Haus der Kulturen der Welt / Berlin / Germany 2013 Dokument Art Festival / Video Art Review / Szczecin (Poland) & Neubrandenburg (Germany)   |   Curated by Antoni Karwowski Fonland / Space for Media Arts and Performance Center / Coimbra / Portugal   |   Curated by Silvio de Gracia Gesamt / Disaster 501 / Goteborg IFF / Sweden   |   Curated & edited by Jenle Hallund 2012 Insanitus / Multimedia & Art Festival / Ministry of Fluxus / Kaunas / Lithuania   |   Curated by Mindaugas Jakštas Video Evening / BH Video Art / Kolektiva Institute / Ljubljana / Slovenia   |   Curated by Kolektiva International Video Exchange / Small Projects Gallery / Tromso / Norway 2011 Video Salon 5 / Curatorial Rebound Project / Gallery Duplex/10m2 / Sarajevo / B&H   |   Curated by Pierre Courtin A Dilletante Discourse / Artyčok TV / Online Exhibition / Prague / Chech Republic 2010 Balkan Video Box / Nuit Blanche / Point Ephemere / Paris / France   |   Curated by Pierre Courten P'silo / Festival Images Contre Nature / Théâtre des Chartreux / Marseille / France Virion Project / H-Block Gallery / Brisbane / Australia 2009 Streaming Festival / Hague / Netherlands Dublin Electronic Arts Festival / Contemporary Music Centre / Dublin / Ireland   |   Curated by Vladan Petković Kratkofil Short Film Festival / National Theatre Republic of Srpska / Banja Luka / B&H Art Festival Miden / Amfeias Square Historic Centre / Kalamata / Greece Query In Situ & Online / Exhibition in public spaces & online / Munich / Germany Arte CienciaInnovacion / Espacio Center Canarias / Tenerife / Spain Video Play / Electronic and Sensitive / Visual Container Project / Milan / Italy   |   Curated by Silvio De Gracia 2008 Balkan House Cinema / Kriterion Foundation / Amsterdam / Netherlands 2007 International festival of video / Gallery Instituto de Humanidades / Santjago / Chile   |   Curated by  Silvio De Gracia 2006 Alternative Film Video Festival / Festival of Film and New Video / DKSG / Belgrade / Serbia  important awards & grants (selection) 2018 ZVONO Young Visual Artist Award Finalist / Sklop - Association for contemporary art  / Sarajevo / B&H 2016 Second Award on 49th Herceg Novi Winter Salon, Herceg Novi, Montenegro 2011 Henkel Art Award / BH Finalist for Henkel Art Award / Zagreb / Croatia 2010 ZVONO Young Visual Artist Award Finalist / Sarajevo Center for Contemporary Art / Sarajevo / B&H 2007 First Award for Experimantal Video / 4th Video Salon / Velenje / Slovenia 2006 Main Award for Scenography / 48th Theater Festival Trebinje / B&H 2006 Swiss Pro Helvetia Grant for Cultural Programme / Pro Helvetia / Sarajevo / B&H 2003 Award for Drawing / Gallery Friends of Art Atanasije Popović / Trebinje / B&H public collections  (selection) Artist Pension Trust APT / Leipzig / GER & Dubai / UAE Luciano Benetton Collection / Bosnia and Herzegovina: Currents of water and art / Milan / Italy Collection of October Salon / Cultural Centre Belrgade / Belgrade / Serbia Eastwards Prospectus Gallery / Bucharest / Romania Gallery Vinko Perčić / Subotica / Serbia Museum of Contemporary Art / Banja Luka / B&H CeKa Charlama Depo / Sarajevo / B&H Duplex / 100m2 Gallery / Sarajevo / B&H artist in residence  (selection) 2019 Artist in Residence KIBLA Intermedia & Multimeda Art Centre / Maribor / Slovenia 2019 Artist in Residence ACAX Agency for Contemporary Art Exchange / Budapest / Hungary 2018 Artist in Residence MOCAV Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina / Novi Sad / Serbia 2017 Artist in Residence ZINC Arts et Cultures Numeriques / Marseille / France 2016 Artist in Residence Q21 AiR Vienna / Museum Quartier / Vienna / Austria 2015 Artist in Residence EASTwards PROSPECTUS / Bucharest / Romania 2010 Artist in Residence PHOTON / Centre for Contemporary Photography /  Ljubljana / Slovenia 2006 Artist in Residence REAL PRESENCE / International project for young and emerging artists / Belgrade / Serbia workshops  (selection) 2012 Narrative Photography Workshop / Goethe Institute & British Council / Sarajevo / B&H 2011 Narrative Video Workshop / SCCA/Pro.ba / Sarajevo / B&H 2009 XV Sarajevo Film Festival / SFF 3 Talent Campus / Sarajevo / B&H 2008 Video art Workshop / Paralel event of Spa Port exhibition / Laktasi / B&H 2007 Real Presence / International art workshop for young and emerging artists / Belgrade / Serbia artist talks & lectures  (selection) 2018 MOCAV Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina / Novi Sad / Serbia 2017 Le Petite Theater / ZINC Arts et Cultures Numeriques / Marseille / France 2016 Academy of Applied Arts / Department of Digitale Kunst / Vienna / Austria 2015 Eastwards Prospectus Gallery / Bucharest / Romania 2015 Cultural Centre Belgrade / Serbia 2014 Center for Cultural Decontamination / Belgrade / Serbia 2014 Montenegrian Art Gallery Dado Djurić / Fluid Forum / Cetinje / Montenegro 2014 Duplex100m2 Gallery / Sarajevo / B&H 2013 Museum of Contmporary Art RS / Banja Luka / B&H 2012 Small Projects Gallery / Tromso / Norway 2011 Alternative Cultural Centre / Niš / Serbia 2010 MOTA Transitory Museum Ljubljana / Museum of Contemporary Arts RS / Banja Luka / B&H 2009 Academic Film Centre / AFC / Belgrade / Serbia 2008 Konsthall Gallery Orebro / Sweden / Sweden
Espacio Center Canarias, Tenerife;  Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan;  Center of Contemporary Art, Plovdiv;  Budapest Art Fair Mucsarnok, Budapest;  Charinthian Museum of Modern Art Klagenfurt; Spazio Monitor, Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome;  2nd Project Biennial D-0 ARK Underground, Konjic;  Tapetenwerk Halle C, Leipzig; Gallery Remont, Belgrade; National Art Gallery of B&H, SarajevoThe Cultural Centre of Belgrade; Musseo di Palazzo Poggi, Bologna; Eastwards Prospectus Gallery, Bucharest & etc. In 2010 Igor Bošnjak was a finalist of ZVONO Young Visual Artist Award, organised by Sarajevo Center for Contemporary Art; From 2009 to 2011 he was a finalist for B&H Henkel Art Award organised in Zegreb; 2007 was awarded with 1st prize for video art on 4th Salon Clovek Spomenik in Velenje, Slovenia.
His works have been shown at: Whitechapel Gallery, London; Kunsthalle Wien; New Cinema & Contemporary Art, Rencontres Internationales, Gaîté Lyrique & Palais de Tokyo, Paris;  Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Atopia Film & VideoKunst Gallery, Oslo; National Center for Contemporary Art Moscow & Museum of Modern Art, Moscow; Hong Kong Art Hall; CAM Casoria, Contemporary Art Museum, Naples; Kunst Museum, Bonn; Agnes B. Foundation, Galerie du Jour, Paris; MOCAV Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad; Galleria d’ Arte Moderna Palazzo Forti, Verona; Museum of Contemporary Art RS, Banja Luka; Point Ephemere, Paris; The Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik: Contemporary Music Centre, Dublin; MMC Kibla, Maribor;